Fundamentals of Microwave and RF Design

Fundamentals of Microwave and RF Design pdf

Fundamentals of Microwave and RF Design enables mastery of the essential concepts required to cross the barriers to a successful career in microwave and RF design. Extensive treatment of scattering parameters, that naturally describe power flow, and of Smith-chart-based design procedures prepare the student for success. The emphasis is on design at the module level and on covering the whole range of microwave functions available.

The orientation is towards using microstrip transmission line technologies and on gaining essential mathematical, graphical and design skills for module design proficiency. This book is derived from a multi volume comprehensive book series, Microwave and RF Design, Volumes 1-5, with the emphasis in this book being on presenting the fundamental materials required to gain entry to RF and microwave design. This book closely parallels the companion series that can be consulted for in-depth analysis with referencing of the book series being familiar and welcoming.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction to Microwave Engineering
  • 2 Antennas and the RF Link
  • 3 Transmission Lines
  • 4 Planar Transmission Lines
  • 5 Extraordinary Transmission Line Effects
  • 6 Coupled Lines and Applications
  • 7 Microwave Network Analysis
  • 8 Graphical Network Analysis
  • 9 Passive Components
  • 10 Impedance Matching
  • 11 RF and Microwave Modules

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About the Contributors


Michael Steer is the Lampe Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. He received his B.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and is a former editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques.

He has authored more than 500 publications including twelve books. In 2009 he received a US Army Medal, “The Commander’s Award for Public Service.” He received the 2010 Microwave Prize and the 2011 Distinguished Educator Award, both from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.